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Introduction to Kauai’s Hindu Monastery


Kauai Iraivan Hindu Temple Timings: 9.00 AM and 12.00 Noon for puja worship, and after 10:30 AM for exploring.

Tropical jungles, imposing cliffs, cerulean seas, cascades waterfalls. This remote island is home to the Hindu Kauai Monastery, a world center for Hinduism and an intense spiritual practice that leads to the experience of the Divine in all. His lineage of gurus is rooted in the Sri Lankan and South Indian tradition and dates back more than 2,200 years in the Himalayas. The monastery was founded by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and is prospering today under the direction of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

In the Kadavul Temple, visitors meet the powerful blessings of Lord Siva, Ganesha and Karttikeya. Against the majestic backdrop of Mount Waialeale is the jewel of the crown, the Iraivan temple entirely carved and hand carved, inspired by the mystical visions of Siva de Gurudeva.

Iraivan Hindu Temple Monks

Here, Bodhinatha and two dozen indefatigable monks lead a joyous life devoted to the Realization of God, the worship of Shiva and selfless religious service. They grow their own food and wear handspun robes. However, hidden in the middle of everything, they lives in a world of high technology where monks sit on Macintosh computers, make books, videos, websites and the international magazine Hinduism Today.

We invite you to explore our resource-rich website, where Hinduism meets the future.

(Written by the monks of the Kauai Hindu Monastery, directed and edited by Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar of Cutting Chai Productions, narrated by Ben Patrick Johnson.)

For Other Questions Email to contact@hindu.org

Mailing Address:

Himalayan Academy
Kauai’s Hindu Monastery
107 Kaholalele Road
Kapaa, HI 96746-9304

Phone: 1-808-822-3012

Fax: International: 1-808-822-4351

Minimela Gift Shop:

Email: books@hindu.org
For Telephone orders (24/7): 1-877-255-1510
Customer service (Hawaii daytime): 1-808-822-7032, ext 103

Hinduism Today Magazine:

Letter to the editor: www.hinduismtoday.com/letters
Subscriptions: www.hinduismtoday.com/subscribe
Telephone: (toll free from USA and Canada): 1-877-255-1540, (international): 1-808-822-3012.
Fax: (toll free from USA and Canada): 1-888-217-3108, (international): 1-808-822-3152

Hindu Heritage Endowment:

Email: hhe@hindu.org
Telephone: 1-808-822-3012 ext. 0
Fax: 1-888-217-3108 (within USA and Canada) or 1-808-822-4351 (international)

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